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June 10, 2009
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Lighthouse gets roof-repair grant

The Observer

POSTED: June, 4 2009

Funding to repair the roof at the Dunkirk Lighthouse is beginning to fall into place.

June 4, 2009
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Committee Backs Farm Overtime - Support Could Be Bad News For Farmers

POST JOURNAL

By John Whittaker

POSTED: June, 3 2009

ALBANY - What has already been a bad year for farmers could get worse if a bill requiring mandatory overtime for farmworkers is approved by the state Legislature.

June 3, 2009
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Entrepreneurs take step forward at EAP ceremony

By Brian Quinn
Daily Reporter
Mon Jun 01, 2009, 02:52 PM EDT
BELMONT -

June 1, 2009
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Area State Legislators announce $200,000 Rural Area Revitalization Programs Grant to CHRIC

The Oberver

May 31, 3009

Senator Catherine Young, (R-C-I, Olean) and Assemblyman William Parment, (D, Harmony), have announced that Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation has been awarded a Rural Area Revitalization Program grant to complete the restoration and condemned building the agency secured in Sherman, NY, RARP is a state program available to non-profits to develop properties they own.

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May 31, 2009
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EMPIRE ZONE - State senator criticizes plan to strip tax breaks

05/30/09 06:52 AM
Buffalo News

OLEAN—State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, warned Friday that about 80 area businesses would be among more than 2,000 companies across the state to lose Empire Zone incentives under a plan being implemented by the Empire State Development Corporation.

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May 30, 2009
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Drug law changes upset GOP lawmakers - Allows records to be sealed

By Robert J. McCarthy
NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER

A group of Republican state lawmakers Thursday said they are unhappy about a new law that permits courts to seal the criminal records of certain drug felons so there will be no record of their conviction when the offender applies for a job.

May 29, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG SPONSORS BILL TO REPEAL NEW LAWS GIVING DRUG DEALERS GREATER PROTECTIONS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced she is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by changes to the state’s drug laws enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

May 27, 2009
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Home from Iraq for Memorial Day

By Breanna FarnerOlean Times Herald

OLEAN - It was a Memorial Day weekend to remember for 10 local families as their sons and daughters from the Army National Guard returned from Iraq late Saturday afternoon.
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May 24, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG: $845,000 AVAILABLE FOR NY ORGANIC FARMING

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), ranking member of the New York State Senate’s Agriculture committee, today urged farmers who are certified organic, or who are transitioning to organic production, to apply for  available grant assistance before the May 29th<

May 20, 2009
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Tassel turning—SUNY Fredonia celebrates in style

By THOMAS SCHWARTZ

The OBSERVER

Posted May 17, 2009

Approximately 1,300 students crossed the stage in Steele Hall on the SUNY Fredonia University Campus Saturday, as President Dennis L. Hefner conferred Fredonia's 2009 undergraduate and graduate degree candidates amid cheers of celebration and accomplishment.

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May 18, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG URGING SUMMER READING

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) wants students to have fun reading and keep learning this summer by participating in the 2009 New York Statewide Summer Reading Program.

May 18, 2009
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Young gets involved after beauty salons fined

THE OBSERVER Staff Report

Posted May 11, 2009

Multiple hair salons in the region have had fines levied against them by the states reduced after complaints were made to state Sen. Catharine Young's office.

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May 11, 2009
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HONORING OUR VETERANS - Sen. Young Recognizes Vietnam Vets

By Dennis Phillips

The POST JOURNAL

Posted May 8, 2009

Two Jamestown-area veterans were honored Thursday at the Vietnam Veterans of America David B. Arthur Chapter 865 with the help of state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean.

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May 8, 2009
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG ON MTA BAILOUT PLAN

       Once again, Upstate New York is taking it on the chin.

May 7, 2009
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Sen. Young launches petition drive to restore STAR rebate checks

Posted 5.4.09 THE OBSERVER

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I Olean) has launched a statewide petition drive to restore the STAR rebate checks to homeowners.

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http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/523030.html

May 4, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG LAUNCHES PETITION DRIVE TO RESTORE STAR REBATE CHECKS ELIMINATED BY ALBANY LEADERSHIP

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) has launched a statewide petition drive to restore the STAR rebate checks to homeowners. The effort is designed to pressure Governor Paterson and lawmakers to re-establish the rebate checks they eliminated as part of the recently-enacted State budget.

May 1, 2009
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Sen Young fights to restore Dairy Assistance Program

  Senate Young (R-C-I, Olean) today fought to restore $30 million in state funds for the Dairy Assistance Program, as well as restore $10 million for other agriculture programs that are vitally important to the state’s largest industry.  The Dairy Assistance Program provided $30 million in direct support payments to the state’s dairy producers to help prevent family farms from going out of business.

May 1, 2009
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